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Discussion in 'The Martial Arts Forum' started by gr81disp, Mar 31, 2005.


  1. gr81disp

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    Bushbot v1.0

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    Had to make the title sound stupid.

    So, what martial art(s) do you study (formally), where and what belt/rank are you? I'll start.

    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu - Alliance Marietta (although I admittedly haven't been in quite a while) - White belt
     

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  2. Roundeyesamurai

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    Sensei Member

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    Yoshinkan Aikido- Yondan

    Muso Jikiden Eishen Ryu Iai- Menkyo Okuden

    I have Yudansha rank in Karate and Judo as well, and a second-degree black belt in TKD (which was essentially 'bought' from a McDojo, when I was young and dumb and thought it would improve my resume).

    I currently operate a small private dojo in Western New York.
     

  3. sensei

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    Isshinryu Karate & Kobudo

    Rokudan (6th Dan)

    Vice President of the American Isshinryu Karate Assn.
     
  4. ARH

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    Black in shootfighting, arnis and kickboxing, and purple in BJJ.
     
  5. OSSI

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    Litter Kitty
    CLM

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    Blue in Judo and 1.Dan in S-h-i-t-o Ryu Karate.
    Sorry I have to write it that way, without the - we have only ****oryu
    ;f
     
  6. bluemeanie

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    9th Kyu in American Goju-ryu Karate. (I will be listening more than I talk). I'm in the middle of an 8-week road trip for work, and because I do that a couple of times a year, I'm advancing a little slower than the rest of my class, but nothing has motivated me to train like this has. There's noting like knowing my brother and sister karateka have to wait in pushup position until I finish my repetitions to motivate me.
     
  7. Mako25

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    Over the years I've studied a pretty wide variety of martial arts. TKD, Bujinkan-ninpo taijutsu, JKD concepts, Kali, MTK, Judo, Jujutsu, aikido, boxing, wrestling and a few different styles of karate. I have a few black belts and a few yellow belts and a lot of white belts. I've learned something useful from each style and some fluff from each. So I figure I've still got a lot of looking and studying left to do.
    And I'm not getting any younger. ;f
     
  8. Mntneer357

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    Armed&Hammered

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    Shodan in Shintoyoshin Jiu-jitsu.

    Cheers!
    Mntneer357
     
  9. Ishiguro

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    Nidan in Wado Ryu Karate
     
  10. Xelloss

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    Godan (5th Degree Black) in both Kenpo Karate and Oikiru-Ryu Ju-Jutsu...
     
  11. grenadier

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    Been studying Shotokan (nidan), Tae Kwon Do (chodan), Shuri-Ryu (ikkyu), and Wado-Ryu (shodan).

    Mntneer357, are you training over at the Columbia School of Karatedo with Kyoshi Abele?
     
  12. Luke77

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    "Get Some!"

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    Have studied Goju-Ryu, Kenpo, and BJJ.

    I ended up leaving all the arts and just started training. Was involved in Muay Thai for a while and then started doing NHB. Great fun!

    Now I just work out for the exercise and don't step into the ring anymore. It hurts too much! ;)
     
  13. Cowgunner

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    3nd Kyu [purple belt] in Kenbukan Goju-Ryu. Took me sixs years to get this far.
     
  14. samned

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    I am a Shodan in Isshinryu Karate. It is very interesting to see how other styles handle certain situations.

    Glad to see a forum like this get started.

    Samned
    Tennessee
     
  15. huck377

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    Bando
     
  16. Deputydave

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    5th Dan in Tae KiDo [Moo Shin Do]. Also have training in Aiki Jujutsu, Shaolin Chin Na, Hapkido and Krav Maga.
     
  17. RUDEDOG.357

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    I have a purple belt in TKD,green belt in Judo. I have been doing Submission wrestling for the last 2 yrs. No belts are given in that class. Dont care about belts anyway.
     
  18. TED

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    I have a blue belt from Tanaka's of fame in ****o-Ryu Karate (excellent instructor, not especially fired up about the style).

    A yellow belt in Krav Maga through the Stvanger Hogskolen ISS sports club in Norway. Instructor was Wingate Institution certified. GOOD STUFF.

    A green belt in Hapkido via the Martins at ABT. GOOD STUFF.

    A few years, no belts, in Northern Shaolin (no offense but I view this largely as a waste of time for a self defense style).

    A year, no rank earned, in Wing Tsun. GOOD STUFF.

    My training has served me well and saved my life twice.

    I would like to continue with Hapkido and/or Krav Maga

    TED
     
  19. JGinzo

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    4th Kyu in Chendokan Aikido (Purple Belt).
    Green belt in Kudokan Judo

    Anyone interested can check out the website to the school I go to.

    www.aikidocenterofmiami.com
     
  20. Hesparus

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    Shodan in Daito-Ryu Jujitsu.

    - Chris